November 2010 Blog Archive - Chi Running

November Chi Running Instructor Tips

Posted by Dr. Justin Lau, DC, CCSP, CSCS on Sun Nov 14th, 2010, 0 comments

1. RUNNING TALL FROM THE ANKLES:  As runners get tired, the tendency is to naturally sink down in their stride and allow their knees to flex too much during mid-stance. Runners also do this in attempts to try to soften their stride and run quieter.   When running with an excessive knee bend, this makes it ...

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Running in the winter mornings: with sunlight and cold temperatures!

Posted by Elizabeth Frost on Wed Nov 10th, 2010, 0 comments

So, for those of you who are “hard-core” enough to go running first thing in the morning, you must be rejoicing with me that it is now light enough to see the ground when you go running before work, right? I found myself jumping out of bed at the first sign of light yesterday to take Oliver [...]

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Running while Pedaling

Posted by Laura Houston on Tue Nov 9th, 2010, 2 comments

Running with the Chi Running technique can be challenging to someone overcoming a lifetime of bad habits. For those of us who have been practicing Chi Running for a while, some of those habits can creep back in, especially when we are tired. A common error in running form is over striding. It’s so common [...]

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Feeling the Run

Posted by Laura Houston on Wed Nov 3rd, 2010, 2 comments

Recently, I helped Danny and three other instructors at a four day Chi Running workshop at Kripalu Yoga Center in western Massachusetts. As Danny taught and talked through out the weekend, there were many things he said that were worth remembering. Fortunately, David Stretasnki wrote most of them down and sent them to us instructors. [...]

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The New Yorker article on Salazar changing “Ritz’s” running from

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Nov 2nd, 2010, 4 comments

I always like it when some of the technique principles of Chi Running show up in the national news. Here’s a recent article appearing in the New Yorker about Alberto Salazar’s attempt at making a good runner (Dathan Ritzenheim – aka “Ritz”) an even better one. Here are a few of the “radical” changes Salazar [...]

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Running Injury Rehabilitation using Chi Walking

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Mon Nov 1st, 2010, 0 comments

If you love to run, and depend on it to keep healthy, fit and maintain a positive attitude, getting injured can be devastating. If your running injury was not an obvious accident, like twisting your ankle in a ditch, it is most likely your running form that is the culprit. No matter what the cause, ...

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Chi Walking for Rehabilitation

Posted by Katherine Dreyer on Mon Nov 1st, 2010, 0 comments

Recently, the public has been reminded about how important walking is for us. The benefits are broad, from preventing breast cancer to improving memory and brain function. We thought we would also remind you that Chi Walking is also a great tool for injury rehabilitation.Chi Walking is a safe and effective way to get gentle, ...

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